|Place of birth||Abernethy, Scotland|
|Address||Hallsville via Tamworth, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs A Fair, Abernethy, Scotland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||33rd Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/50/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||33rd Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Belgian Croix de Guerre
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Croix de Guerre (Belgium)
'During the Battle of MESSINES Corporal FAIR commanded a Lewis Gun Section on the right flank of the whole attack: immediately the mine was exploded he rushed forward aand occupied the crater. Although subjected to very heavy artillery and machine gun fire and although all but one man in his section became casualties he kept his gun in action throughout the operations and did most excellent work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
War service: embarked from Sydney, 4 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 9 July 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November 1916.
To hospital, 12 July 1917; rejoined unit, 19 July 1917. Wounded in action, 2 October 1917; admitted to 10th General Hospital, 3 October 1917; rejoined unit, 19 December 1917. On leave to England, 13 February 1918; rejoined unit, 27 February 1918.
Wounded in action (gas shell), 17 April 1918; rejoined unit, 14 July 1918. Detached to Corps Lewis Gun School, 16 August 1918; rejoined unit, 17 September 1918.
Detached to 2nd Training Brigade, England, 27 November 1918; disembarked Folkestone, 28 November 1918; attached to Permanent Cadre, Training Brigade, Tidworth, 30 November 1918. Proceeded overseas to France, 29 January 1919; rejoined unit, 1 February 1919. Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 27 March 1919; commenced return to Australia, 11 May 1919.
Medals: Croix de Guerre, British War Medal, Victory Medal